Networking Luncheons & Webinars

NCEDA hosts a variety of networking luncheons, webinars and workshops throughout the year. Each event focuses on current topics of interest to economic developers. Luncheons and workshops include the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals, opinion leaders, and others who have an interest in supporting our state’s economic development activities.

Upcoming Events

Small Business Administration Webinar, featuring NC District Director Thomas Stith

Date: April 9
Time: 9 – 10 am

Small businesses employ more than 1.6 million North Carolinians, according to 2018 data from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Small firms, which account for more than 44 percent of the state’s total employment, have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, suffering dramatic and unanticipated declines in sales and revenue, laying off staff and, in many cases, closing their doors completely. But assistance is on the way from the SBA. Under the recent Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the SBA has been allocated $350 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on the payroll.

How will small businesses and their surrounding communities benefit from programs like PPP? Join Thomas A. Stith III, District Director for the SBA’s North Carolina District Office, for a special webinar to learn more. Registration is complimentary and is open to non-members.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE SBA WEBINAR

CARES Act Webinar, featuring Senator Thom Tillis

Date: April 16
Time: 9 – 9:35 am

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act recently passed by Congress and signed by President Trump is significant legislation with many moving parts and target audiences. The $2 trillion act will impact everyone from laid-off workers to small businesses and their surrounding communities. Join NCEDA and US Senator Thom Tillis for a top line update and the opportunity to ask questions relevant to your community. Senator Tillis will offer first-hand insight into parts of the legislation that matter most to North Carolina and its economy.

Registration is complimentary and is open to non-members. Registrants will be sent a brief survey later this week to help determine the short-list of priorities that Senator Tillis will concentrate on during the webinar.

REGISTER HERE FOR THE CARES ACT WEBINAR

Previous Events

Triad Networking Luncheon

Date: January 28
Location: Revolution Mill – Greensboro

Strategies to Incorporate Brownfields into Local Sites & Buildings Initiatives

Luncheon Program
Luncheon Registrant List

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Central NC Networking Luncheon

Date: Thursday, December 5
Location: City Club Raleigh

Data Dynamics: Tapping the Best Economic Development Research Tools

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Luncheon Registrant List
Data Tools Handout

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Eastern NC Networking Luncheon

Date: Thursday, September 26
Location: City Club of Wilmington

How to Develop & Utilize An Economic Impact Analysis

Eastern Regional Luncheon Registrant List
Regional Luncheon Agenda

Western NC Networking Luncheon

Date: Wednesday, May 8
Location: Biltmore Estate

Industrial Hemp and What it Means for North Carolina’s Economy

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Western Regional Luncheon Registrant List
Regional Luncheon Agenda

December 2018 Networking Luncheon & Workshop

Date: Thursday, December 6
Location: City Club Raleigh

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2018 December Networking Luncheon and Product Development Workshop Registrant List

Networking Luncheon Agenda
Product Development Workshop Agenda
Product Development Survey Results

Eastern NC Networking Luncheon

Date: Tuesday, October 23
Location: Rocky Mount Mills

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Eastern Regional Luncheon Registrant List
Regional Luncheon Agenda

February 2018 Networking Luncheon

Date: Thursday, February 15
Subject: Using GIS to Market Your Economic Development Assets:  North Carolina Case Studies
Location: City Club Raleigh

2018 February Networking Luncheon Agenda
2018 February Networking Luncheon Attendee List

2018 February Networking Luncheon Presentations:
  • Chris Nichols – Product Manager, geothinQ
    Chris’ demonstration was based on geothinQ’s platform (www.geothinQ.com). geothinQ is a pioneer of on-demand geographic land mapping and data visualization.  It features an accessible, forward facing platform, with an interface that feels familiar even after a few clicks. Users visualize data relevant to their region, and the built-in search and analytical functions can display different scenarios and answer value-based questions.  Use geothinQ’s standard layers, including ownership boundaries, large tracts, value per acre, topography, wetlands and FEMA flood zones to quickly visualize the geography of your region; geothinQ also contains powerful property search features, strong graphics tools for strategizing, a collaboration platform and high-quality PDF creation capabilities.  geothinQ is available as a custom GIS product (contact Chris at nichols.c@geothinQ.com) and a geothinQ Regions product.  To view a complete list of geothinQ Regions and the data they include visit: geothinq.com/get-started/
  • Robin Spinks – Principal, Greenfield

December 2017 Networking Luncheon

Date: Thursday, December 7
Subject: Innovation-based Economic Development Across North Carolina
Location: City Club Raleigh

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2017 December Networking Luncheon Agenda
2017 December Networking Luncheon Attendee List

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Sponsorship opportunities are available for each NCEDA conference and event.
Contact Liz Dobbins-Smith at 888.246.2332 or liz@nceda.org for more details.